November 18, 2011

Leadership – women can resolve issue of Kashmir

The Terrorland Report

MLA Shaheen Kausar Dar
IF there were even a single woman leader in either part of Jammu and Kashmir, the issue would have been resolved so far. Traditionally, both India and Pakistan use stooge men with conservative and liberal looks to suppress demands of the people of the divided region. They are handicapped... not allowed to be able to decide their fate freely... to join any of the two fighting neighboring countries or stay as an independent nation state in South Asia. 

Although there are some female leaders on either side of the divide, but they are not independent enough to make own decisions as leaders. They mostly depend on their male relatives in politics or some secret agencies of the oppressive powers on either side of the Line of Control. 


Analysts agree that Pakistan and India both are using Kashmiri women as a tool to malign each other. The 700,000 military men torture, rape and kill women to suppress struggle for liberation in the heavenly region in the lap of Himalayas. Over 70,000 innocent people have been killed so far. And this is nothing but a number to be cashed for the Pakistani establishment. No humanity anymore!

The Indian-controlled Kashmir has a 87-member puppet Legislative Assembly. During the last so-called elections, only one woman was elected. Same is the story in the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir where during the so-called elections this year, only one woman, Farzana Ahmed, was elected as MLA while five women, including the graceful-looking Shaheen Kausar Dar from Rawalpindi, were appointed as MLAs on the reserved seats by the master players in the Azad Kashmir politics. 

MLA Farzana Ahmed
The sick-mentality of Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan and Sheikh Abdullah, former chief stooges of Pakistan and India, still dominates in the divided region. They both were against women rule and still their political heirs are following those outdated rules. They don't know that women may not fight in the mountains but they can negotiate liberty in the capital cities.  

After the British colonial rule, women have been suppressed in the unfortunate region due to the so-called political leaders who use religion as a tool in the political game. So the catastrophic results are now an open secret!

In the Indian-controlled Kashmir, former puppet chief ministers Sheikh Abdullah's wife Begum Akbar Jehan, Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq’s sister Zenaib Begum and Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s daughter Mehbooba Mufti have remained members of the so-called assembly, but they couldn’t make any distinction as lawmakers. They remained house-wives even in the puppet assembly.

On the other hand, there are some women activists like Asiya Andrabi and Fareeda Behnjee but they are, according to people, controlled by the mullahs who are controlled by Pakistani secret agencies. Ms. Fareeda is a veiled lady but when she visited Pakistan when military dictator Gen. Musharraf's deceptive liberalism was going on, she opened her face for the first time during meetings and photo sessions with government officials in Islamabad. That's the way Kashmiri leaders obey their masters on either side of the divide.  

Mehbooba with father Mufti.
During the British Raj, a brave Kashmiri woman, Zoona, who was actually a milkmaid, had emerged as a gun-toting leader of the Quit Kashmir Movement. But during the decades of insurgency, not a single woman emerged in the ranks of the militants. The reason: the militants were backed by the Pakistani military establishment and funded by the Saudi government who suppress women in society.

Today, both parts of Kashmir are being Talibanized in a dangerous way... this is done by those people who have apparent liberal ideologies and appearance. "This is really shocking," says a journalist from Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir. "This could make Kashmir a place like North or South Waziristan in few years." 

The era of guns is over! Negotiations are the only way to win a political game anywhere in the world today. That is how liberation movements in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America are coming to the talking-table from the jungles.
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2 comments:

  1. Here are some comments on my FB threads:

    - Rosemary said: I think Benazir did her best but was thwarted by 'advisors'... Then successive governments seemed to undo what she had achieved throughout Pakistan. Outsider's view, please correct me if I'm wrong.

    - Dr Shah said: Very True~ Rosemary Mattingley !!

    - Rehman said: I second Dr Shah, Rose, but add generals with 'advisers'... Thanks both of you for comments.

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    - Rosemary said: Unfortunately there are also many who use gender as a weapon against humanity. Thanks for posting.

    - Rehman said: Rosemary, thanks for pointing out this dimension of bigotry in society.

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    - Gilgit Baltistan said: I would say that women have better communication skills compared to men and have the ability to maintain peace for longer times than men. Social experts believe that humans who lack communication skills resort to fighting and violence. So yes, women who are our mothers, sisters, daughters, should be given the chance to bring peace to the region. It will benefit the entire south Asia

    - Rehman said: That is the point, sir, thanks for the comment.

    - Gilgit Baltistan said: It is unfortunate that when men initiate violence, even in the name of protecting and promoting Islam, then they are considered heroes. Whereas our infallible leaders have emphasized that Jihad should always be for self defense and in extreme conditions, when life is in danger. But today these so-called heroes have made using weapons as the first choice and attack communities who pose no threat to Muslims and Islam. Unless we stop being proud of these war mongers, the fashion to call Jihad will not end

    - Rehman said: True. But, sir, as has been pointed out in the post: "The era of guns is over! Negotiations are the only way to win a political game anywhere in the world today. That is how liberation movements in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America are coming to the talking-table from the jungles."

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  2. Cyberspace chat on this post


    A.A. Khan: We have already wasted 65 years in resolving this issue, now we should try to dissolve it. This will save lot of lives, time. money and energy on both sides of the border.

    Rosemary: How do you suggest dissolving it?

    Rehman: I think, Mr Khan has a philosophical point of view and it needs to be elaborated... it may help the people at helm of power...

    A.A. Khan: We have already wasted 65 years in resolving this issue, now we should try to dissolve it. This will save lot of lives, time. money and energy on both sides of the border.

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